My blog site is primarily dedicated to growing tropical and subtropical plants, whether as a houseplant or in the garden

Orchids

Orchid Root or Flower Spike?

Orchid Root or Flower Spike?

How Can You Tell the Difference Between an Orchid Root and a Flower Spike? When I first starting growing moth orchids, or Phalaenopsis, I got excited over every little new growth that would show up at the base of the plant.  I kept thinking that […]

Why Won’t My Orchid Bloom?

Why Won’t My Orchid Bloom?

I often interrogate people with a barrage of questions once they tell me that their moth orchid isn’t reblooming.  My educational background is in Chemical Engineering, and the focus of my day job is solving problems for my company, and teaching people how to solve […]

Repotting Your Moth Orchid

Repotting Your Moth Orchid

Many people don’t realize that you need to repot moth orchids much more frequently than some of your other houseplants.  In fact, most people don’t realize that they need to repot, let alone know how to repot an orchid.  Let me subtly say…YOU NEED TO.  […]

Moth Orchids – Post Bloom

Moth Orchids – Post Bloom

I have had many people ask me what they should do with their moth orchid after it is done blooming.  Your beautiful blooming orchid that you purchased will rebloom for you if you follow a few simple steps that are outlined below.  I just had […]

Orchid Plant Care!

Orchid Plant Care!

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